Protection

Vaccination

Updated on 14 October 2021

UNIGE policy on Vaccination

UNIGE encourages all those who wish to do so, staff members and students alike, to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others, respecting their individual choice. Vaccination is not an alternative to protective measures that we must all continue to observe scrupulously.

Get vaccinated at UNIGE - mobile unit from 18 to 22 october

Vaccination - first dose

Students and employees who wish to receive a first dose can do so free of charge and without an appointment. This mobile vaccination week will be organised in the university buildings from 18 to 22 October 2021. It is open to all UNIGE community members, whether or not they are affiliated to the LAMal, upon presentation of your multi-service card and your identity card.

Vaccination - second dose

Students and staff who received their first dose during the first mobile vaccination campaign at the UNIGE have already received an appointment for the week of 18 to 22 October. They must go to the vaccination site open at the UNIGE on the day of their appointment. In addition to the multiservice card and their identity card, they are also requested to bring their first dose certificate. Those who have an appointment on Wednesday 20 October will be contacted by the provider via e-mail in order to be redirected to other time slots the following day, Thursday 21 October at Sciences III. For any changes or questions related to your appointment, you can contact + 41 22 546 51 88.

This vaccination campagin is organised in close collaboration with the cantonal health authorities and is open to all members of the community,

Places and times:

Uni Mail (room M3389): Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 October
Sciences III (entrance hall): Thursday 21 October
Uni Battelle (room BA 319): Friday 22 October
Schedule: 08:30 to 18:00

  • CMU: HUG Vaccination centre (3rd floor of the CMU)

Privileged access for students from the Faculty of Medicine  and from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences  to the HUG Vaccination Centre, either:

a) Créneaux de vaccination, sur inscription Vaccination slots, upon registration > Register here

b) Without appointment, every day, from 11 am to 3 pm.

Get Vaccinated in cantonal centres

Those of you who live in Geneva and wish to get vaccinated can do so by registering on the dedicated website. It is now possible to be vaccinated with or without an appointment.

People living in other cantons or abroad with no affiliation to the LAMal must register within the vaccination plans in their place of residence.

For the UNIGE community, it is also possible to choose the date and time of your vaccination in the vaccination centre M3 (route de Chêne 18-20) > To get vaccinated at M3

Next to Uni Mail : The vaccination centre of the Permanence Médico-Chirurgicale Rond-Point Plainpalais (rue de Carouge 17-19)

This Centre is open to everyone, with or without an appointment, upon presentation of an identity card and an insurance card.

> Permanence Website

Vaccination during cours or office hours

As it is sometimes difficult to postpone the vaccination appointments, teachers are asked to show the same tolerance towards students who should be vaccinated during class time, by excusing their absence. If the appointment is scheduled at the same time as an exam, we encourage the students concerned to reschedule their vaccination appointment. If they cannot do so, their absence will be excused under the same conditions that apply in case of illness and upon presentation of the appointment and the vaccination certificate.

accepted vaccine certificates

  • AstraZeneca (ou Vaxzevria ChAdOx1) (2 doses)
  • BioNTech/Pfizer (ou Comirnaty) (2 doses)
  • Covishield (Serum Institute of India)
  • Janssen Johnson and Johnson (22 jours after the dose)
  • Moderna (ou Spikevax) (2 doses)
  • Sinovac BIBP et Sinopharm
  • CDC Card (US) if the vaccine mentioned is listed above

Refused vaccine certificates

  • CDC Card if the vaccine mentioned is not accepted
  • CVnCoV (Cure Vac Swiss AG)
  • NVX-CoV2373
  • Sputnik (or Gam-COVID-Vac)
  • (Vero Cell) Inactivated
  • Vidprevtyn

Complementary information

The Infovac website, managed by the Center of Vaccinology of the University of Geneva, provides information on Covid-19 vaccination.